20 million people in the UK are under a drought order. We are banned from using hosepipes and have to share baths (might be making up the last bit, but that was actually advised by the Government back in 1976 when we had a big drought). And this time around its set to last until Christmas, apparently.
So what does a drought look like in Britian? Well it looks like this:
Yes its been raining solidly for about a week. The problem is all the water is escaping through broken pipes that were built in the Victorian Age. My water bill is £250 a year. And I ask myself, what for? Where is this money going? Right down the drain!
Happy days. I thought I’d share this little trip back home from work. It took ages to post this clip to show you how dry and dusty our drought-stricken island is.
BTW – to post this clip first I upgraded my WordPress account so I could post videos. Then I had to buy Quicktime Pro so the video would play properly. And all I’ve got to show for it is a 30 second video of it pouring with rain in South London during the rush hour. And it doesn’t even look like a rush does it?
Expect more videos. I’ll try to make them more ‘interesting’. And lets have some traumatic commuting stories – lets face it we spend enough time going to and fro from home to work and back again!